Si segnala che il giorno 14 Giugno 2019, alle ore 12, presso la Facolta’ Dipartimentale di Ingegneria dell’Univiersita’ Campus Biomedico, Roma, il Professor Salvatore Federico, dell’University of Calgary, Canada, terra’ il seminario
Biomechanicist by Chance: an Adventure in Continuum Biomechanics
Continuum Mechanics is the study of matter at a length-scale at which the existence of the atomic structure can be neglected, and matter can be treated as continuous rather than discrete. Research in our group is devoted to the mathematical foundations of Continuum Mechanics and its applications to the Biomechanics of Soft Tissue. In particular, we are interested in modelling soft tissue accounting for its structural elements, i.e., collagen fibres, cells, non-fibrous extracellular matrix and fluid. Most phenomena of structural rearrangement in a biological tissue can be described under the umbrella of growth and remodelling. Structural damage is what can initiate injury and disease. This presentation will briefly describe the group’s work in Biomechanics in the past 15 or so years.